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David Frederick Barrett

Administrative law Attorney at Jefferson City, MO

5.0   17 reviews

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Administrative law
    50%
    Represent individuals and organizations required to have a license to practice a learned profession (physicians, dentists, real estate agents, bail bondsmen, nursing home administrators) before their governing boards and commissions, and before Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission. Practice includes applications for and appeals of denials of initial applications for licensure, and disciplinary complaints.

    30 years, 500 cases

  2. Government
    20%
    Represent individuals and organizations required to have a license to practice a learned profession (physicians, dentists, real estate agents, bail bondsmen, nursing home administrators) before their governing boards and commissions, and before Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission. Practice includes applications for and appeals of denials of initial applications for licensure, and disciplinary complaints.

    23 years

  3. Licensing
    20%
    Represent individuals and organizations required to have a license to practice a learned profession (physicians, dentists, real estate agents, bail bondsmen, nursing home administrators) before their governing boards and commissions, and before Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission. Practice includes applications for and appeals of denials of initial applications for licensure, and disciplinary complaints.

    16 years

  4. Civil rights
    9%
    Practice limited to expungement of criminal history records. In Missouri, arrest records that did not result in a conviction can be expunged. So can certain DWI convictions, juvenile records and minor in possession of alcohol cases.

    22 years, 300 cases

  5. Financial markets and services
    1%
    Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

    18 years, 20 cases

David works to help individuals and companies with professional licensing issues, ranging from the application process to defending disciplinary allegations.  His experience includes representing individuals, companies and professional licensing bodies.  David is a panelist in the Missouir Bar's Complaint Resolution Program and an arbitrator for the Finacial Industry Regulatory Authority.

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David Barrett -- Attorney at Law
Practice limited to professional licensing matters and criminal history record expuntion.
Licensed for 29 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 01/01/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact David

Professional Legal Services
P.O. Box 104151
Jefferson City, MO, 65110-4151

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Dave took care of my expungement today. I contacted him 3 years ago when the situation took place. He told me everything I needed to do in order to make sure my expungement was successful. This was 3 years before I hired him! He wasn't even my attorney yet but took the time to make sure I was taken care of. He was always responsive, answer every question I had in detail. He was always on time and just very pleasant to talk to. If you need an attorney for anything Dave is the one for you to call you will not be disappointed. I am extremely satisfied with his service, if I ever need help with anything in the future he will be the one I will be calling.
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Posted by Megan | December 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Administrative Law Attorney
I contacted several attorneys in Jefferson City and of the first two I spoke with neither were unable to take on cases but they both referred me to Mr. Barrett. From the first time talking with Mr. Barrett I knew that he was going to go the extra mile to help me. I am thankful I was referred to him and for all of his counsel and representation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great resource
I would highly recommend David for any of your licensing issues. He clearly has a solid relationship with the Board of Accountancy. He was not only efficient and reasonable...he was also enjoyable to work with. With his guidance, I had a successful outcome.
Posted by Miranda | March 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!
David helped me through the scariest situation of my life, a complaint on my license. He was knowledgeable, quick to answer emails, patient, and helped keep me calm through the whole process. If you find yourself up against the Board of Nursing, David should be the very first call you make!
Posted by Cardon | December 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Missouri Board of Therapeutic Massage
Mr. Barrett was a great help! Very professional, very knowledgeable, and proficient!! Also very personable and easy to talk to! Has a very friendly spirit!
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
I hired David for an expungement proceeding. David was extremely professional and knowledgeable. He would answer any call or email immediately. Most times after hours. He guided me through the process and was extremely reassuring. During our proceeding, David was most knowledgeable in the courtroom. I was impressed on how everyone deferred to him. Simply the finest attorney I have had the pleasure of meeting.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
David was wonderful in assisting me with a complaint against my nursing license. He was competent and thorough and from the beginning reassured me. He did a great job in answering all of my questions and concerns in a timely manner and was very professional. He kept me up to date on all the progress of my case.
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
Short and to the point. Gave me the direction i need to go. Very informative. Very very helpful.
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind, knowledgeable, and wise
I hired Mr. Barrett to represent me in a complaint with the state board of Nursing. He walked me through the whole process and was so kind and patient. The end result was the best possible outcome. I am so grateful for his help and would highly recommend him.
Posted by Doug | April 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive, Thoughtful, Honest and Experienced
...not much more needs to be said. He knew the administrative system in Missouri and knew what to do when I had a disagreement with a licensing agency. Mr. Barrett had a tiered, nuanced plan that could have taken us any direction that the other side wanted to go. We never met in person, but I have a sense of trust. Phone calls and emails were always promptly answered. Although I hope that I never have to, I would hire Mr. Barrett again in an instant.
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Posted by Daniel | May 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expungememt success
Never met him, conducted business with emails only. He kept me informed throughout the process. He accomplished, in a timely manner, what 3 other layers and a judge said couldn't be done.
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2014
Proactive, Responsive - You need to call him!
I live out of state and needed to hire an attorney licensed in Missouri who could represent me. Not knowing quite what to do, I searched AVVO for attorney reviews and came across David Barrett. I called and spoke with him for quite a long time where he advised on legal issues, next steps, and really bridged that gap on what I didn't know but needed to understand. I was very pleasantly surprised when he proactively emailed me about things he discovered or additional insights he had. He even agreed to talk with my husband to reiterate what he and I discussed to alleviate my husband's fear of the unknown as well. I've worked with many attorneys over the years and never, until David, met someone who truly cared about keeping me educated and informed and answering the "stupid questions" I would pose. Relationship building at its finest. I would highly recommend you call David and see if he is the right attorney for you and your situation. He is a trustworthy guy and ridiculously engaged with your case. 5 stars for sure.
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Posted by Nicohle | August 25, 2014
Very personable and honest.
David always answered my questions and concerns quickly. He was extremely knowledgeable and always one step ahead of me. I never had a problem getting ahold of him. He was reassuring in his answers and made me feel comfortable. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by David | March 17, 2014
Number One Choice for Attorney's
Mr. Barrett took my case, I was always informed of any changes and expectation along the way. He did a FANTASTIC job in dealing with what I had going on in my case. We did win, I think he has what it takes to get things done. Even after the case was over he still took time to answer any further questions that I had and was happy to do so. David, Thanks again so much for taking the time to become my Attorney and handeling my case. You will never know how much it ment to me that you took care of this for me.
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Posted by Timothy | January 30, 2014
Excellent attorney -- responsive and knowledgeable
David Barrett did an excellent job representing me in an expungement of an arrest. At first, I thought the case would be simple, but it ended up with a few unexpected twists. David handled the issues with ease and professionally. He was positive, but he gave a fair assessment of my case. He did an excellent job in court. I was most impressed by his quick and thorough responses to my emails. I am very glad that I retained David because he was instrumental in the success of my case. I would highly recommend David Barrett.
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Posted by Chris | June 20, 2013
Extraordinary, Amazing, Insightful, Gets the Job Done ! Great to talk to
I hired David roughly 2 years ago to help me with expunging some old arrests and he did an absolutely incredible job. The best part of my experience with David was that he is an attorney that actually answers my phone calls, is very easy to get in touch with, very friendly and easy to talk to. I really feel like David beat the odds as my expungement was actually and "rarely" opposed by the attorney generals office of the state of Missouri. Despite this and many other set backs he successfully came through on each and every expungement in total winning 3 for 3. In Missouri there are literally few if any attorneys through out the state that specialize or have experience in expungement law as it is such a newer statute. However David is very knowledgeable and experienced in not just the law but in reasoning and speaking with the judges and prosecutors in a way that helps them push the expungement through. If you meet David you will instantly like the guy and I think that is a huge strength in his ability to win cases and influence judges in difficult matters that could easily go either way. If your looking for an excellent attorney David Barrett is your man. Last but not least I can honestly say that my life is forever changed for the better because of Davids hard work and skill as an attorney. If it were not for David I would still have some serious embarrassing arrests on my record that would prevent me from working in the finance industry which is highly regulated. As a result of my cases being expunged I can now enjoy peace of mind knowing that some decade old youthful indiscretions are forever behind me. This would not have been possible if it were not for Mr. Barrett.
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Posted by Eric | June 11, 2013
Fantastic Representation; Truly the Right Attorney
I needed an arrest record expunged, and finding someone who handled this type of case in Missouri was difficult. After careful and long searching, I found Mr. Barrett. My long hours of searching were not in vain. He began immediately, charged a reasonable fee, kept me informed, and helped me through this process in an effective and educational way. He understands the importance of what he does, communicates extremely well, is thorough, and cares about his clients. I could not ask for for better. Absolutely outstanding.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Professional Legal Services
  • 2009 - Present
  • Arbitrator
  • FINRA
  • 2006 - Present
  • Senior Legal Counsel
  • MO Division of Professional Registration
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • MO Attorney General's Office
  • 2001 - 2006
  • City Prosecutor
  • City of Joplin
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Attorney at Law
  • Private Practice
  • 1992 - 1998
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Education

  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Brigham Young University
  • MBA
  • N/A
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • BS
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • In re: Dyer, 163 S.W.3d 915 (Mo. banc 2005)
  • Trial court reversed.
  • Wesley v. Crestwood Police Dept., 148 S.W.3d 838 (Mo. App. E.D. 2004)
  • Trial court reversed.
  • Care and Treatment of Scates v. State, 134 S.W.3d 738 (Mo. App. S.D. 2004)
  • Trial court affirmed.
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Associations

  • Administrative Law Committee of the Missouri Bar
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Honors Graduate (Cum Laude)
  • Brigham Young University
  • 1992

Publications

  • Missouri Workers' Compensation Law, Chapter 17 (3d ed. Missouri Bar 2004 and updates)
  • Criminal Aspects
  • 2011
  • Missouri Employment Discrimination Law, Chapter 8 (2nd ed. Missouri Bar 2008)
  • Claims under § 1983 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866: Constitutional Rights and Public Employment
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Mid-Year Conference
  • Racial Profiling for Executives
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
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Administrative law Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have found his responses on AVVO to be very helpful. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Administrative law Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Financial markets and services Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
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Jefferson City Administrative law Lawyer David Frederick Barrett
David Frederick Barrett
Administrative law Attorney
Jefferson City, MO
Licensed for 29 years